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NOAA Photo Library Image - spac0119

Diagram of orbital path of TIROS satellite after launch. First orbit is to the right and increase to most recent orbit on the left. Note that inclined orbit only takes TIROS satellite to approximately 50 North Latitude and 58 South Latitude. Each orbit took approximately 117 minutes.

Image ID: spac0119, NOAA In Space Collection
Photo Date: 1960 Circa

Category: Space/Graphic/Satellite/System/

High Resolution Photo Available

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